“The New Atlanta” debuted last night on Bravo, and we’ve got a few thoughts about Mona Scott-Young’s newest show.
When Bravo announced that it had picked up Mona’s newest Atlanta reality series, visions of another “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” began dancing in our heads. We envisioned that Mona was just going to be bringing us more of the same. Although we can’t get enough of “Love & Hip Hop” or its Atlanta spin-off, we didn’t have high expectations for “The New Atlanta.”
One thing we didn’t factor into our expectations into the show is that Bravo has made lots of seemingly ridiculous ideas work wonders for their ratings. Who would ever have thought that a show about women married or engaged to rich men was going to be such a hit and spawn even more successful spin-offs? But here we are years later faithfully tuning in for whatever branch of “The Real Housewives” is currently in season.
With their track records of success, would Mona and Bravo be able to collaborate on something really good? Here’s what S2S thought of their new series “The New Atlanta.”
What we like:
- Vawn’s relationship with his son was really cute
- Africa’s hair is everything
- Alexandra’s mother isn’t afraid to try new things to keep it sexy
- Emily is about her grind
- Most of the cast is not afraid of hard work, and you actually get to see them being active in their career
- Alexandra’s mother loves her husband and she’s not afraid to show it
- Africa knows how to get her friends in order in the nicest way possible
- Alexandra prefers to be called “blessed” not “spoiled,” but she is definitely spoiled
- Mona’s great at setting up dramatic confrontations for the audience.
- It’s nothing like “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta,” but the cast is just as entertaining
- The cast is pretty diverse in their personalities and goals
What they need to work on:
- Lighting! The lighting was awful on the confessionals
- Framing on the confessionals needed a LOT of work.
- Alexandra wants to be a trophy wife, but what does she plan on doing until she finds a husband?
- Alexandra’s attitude that working mothers don’t put their kids first and can’t keep their kids out of gangs is completely wrong.
- Emily shouldn’t have questioned Alexandra’s career decisions at her dinner party where she was a plus 1
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